Friday, April 30, 2010

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to another fabulous stamp of the month blog hop. Whether you have come from Jessica's blog or this is your first stop, get ready for some great ideas for using the May stamp of the month; "Cherish the Moment" a set of 8 stamps.

 This versatile set is a must have for scrapbookers and stampers alike! The card I made is just an example of how great this set would be to have on hand. Make up a few cards like this and then just mark the sentiment as needed!  For scrapbooking, this set would be great for journaling prompts for so many different occasions.

I used the "Sweet Home" paper pack for my card. Embellishments are Buttercup ribbon, Just Blooms flowers and "Booksmart" Dimensional Elements. 

Now hop along to Lori's blog to see her beautiful artwork.  Continue through the complete circle, because you won't want to miss any of these wonderful projects. Don't forget this stamp set is only available until the end of May so be sure to order yours today!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

More Exciting Things this Week

This has been a full week and it's not over yet.  In addition to the long awaited arrival of Studio J, this week also brings the release of the Summer Idea Book (May 1st) and  a new Stamp of the Month blog hop!  Be sure to come  back tomorrow at 9 pm (EDT) and enjoy all the beautiful artwork you will see on the hop. Here is a list of all the participants in case you get lost along the way.

Helen Onulak
Kathleen Androlewicz
Katy Donaldson
Susan Brooks
Beth Naumann
Jamia Bankhead
Chris Shouse
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Lori Brown
Carla Ironside
Melissa Burch
Carol Horton
Debra Van Patten
Sheila Bennett
Kim O'Rear
Brae Montgomery
Dawn Ross
Amy Edwards
Michelle Loncar
Sarita Schraeder
Jenifer Benner
Traci Godbee
Mary Eisen
Georgia Hauglid
Kimberly Smith
Krista Ritskes
Angela Tutton
Jen Patrick
Danielle Chapman
Laurie Newton
Terrie Dodd
Laura Dame
Latisha Haag
Shirley Ross
Deb Young
Misty Jackson
Kami Welter
Melissa Laverty
Shannon Buck
Teri Baxter
Annette Green
Jessica Booth
Judy Burger
Lori Miller
Haley Dyer
Jody Gustafson
Jen Rubio
Pamela O'Connor
Carol Loftus
Kristie Herdener
Alison Mullen
Antoinette Herrin
Caren Goldstein
Traci Law
Wanda Riley
Melinda Everitt
Nicole Griggs
Cindy Leek
Dawn Heuft
Adeline Brill

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Studio J Goes Live!

Today is the day we have been waiting for...Studio J goes live today!  This online digital software makes preserving your memories quick and easy with stunning results.  You will be able to design beautiful layouts and purchase high quality custom prints that will be ready for you to proudly display in your albums.

You can access Studio J through my Close to my Heart website:
Visit today, you will be amazed at how easy it is!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #3

This week's challenge on H2H is a sketch. Perfect timing as I have a lot of cards to get made. Here is my take on the sketch....

Stamp set used was Cupcake Sprinkles. Colors are Blush, Chocolate and Sweet Leaf.
B&T paper is from...(shhh, don't tell) the new Summer Idea Book's Creative Basics pack.
It's hard to tell from the picture but, there is a lot of glitz and dimension to this card. The circle is popped and the cupcake has liquid glass on the sprinkles. There is also prisma glitter around the scalloped circle and on the sentiment.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge #2

Wow...another Monday has already come and gone, so that means time for another challenge. This week it is a 1/2/3 challenge. Here are the requirements:

*Use 1 stamped image (not 1 set, but 1 image)
*Use 2 different patterned papers
*Use 3 embellishments - these can be 3 of the same thing or 3 different things

I made a card again this week, but decided to use some older products. I find making cards is a great way to use up scraps. My 1 stamped image is from "Nature's Vein" (retired). Patterned papers are B&T from "Abundance" (retired) and the other I made myself by dry embossing, sanding and chalking. Embellishments are waxy flax, eyelets and chalk.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New CTMH Challenge Blog

Do you love Close To My Heart products? Are you looking for inspiration or a new challenge? Yes? Then you need to visit Heart 2 Heart Challenges! This new site will be posting a new challenge featuring Close To My Heart products every Monday.

This week is the first challenge and they are offering a nice prize package to go to one lucky participant! The details on how to participate are posted on the site.

The challenge for this week is to use Chocolate, Sunflower and Sweet Leaf. I chose to make a card based on the "On the Ball" pattern from "Wishes". The stamp sets used were, "Butterfly Kiss", "Intrinsic Backgrounds" and "State of Mind".